A small but ambitious group of Trump-supporting women in Michigan are working overtime to rally female support for the GOP in wake of the record-setting success of Democratic women in Congressional races last year. At a “Women for Trump” event in Oakland county, a wealthy Detroit suburb that trends nearly 80 percent white, 65 women gathered to discuss ways to push more Republican women into running for office — and to counteract the president’s poor reputation with women.
“You’re here and eating and socializing and shopping – that’s what women love to do,” Women for Trump co-founder Meshawn Maddock told the small crowd. “The left is taking over your children and indoctrinating them with leftist ideas, so we need women like you to step up and run for the school board and take our schools back.”
According to Maddock, women shouldn’t be perturbed by multiple accusations of sexual assault leveled against Trump, nor by his long history of making sexist comments.
“[I didn’t] elect him to date my daughter or be my pastor — I elected him to turn the country around and right the ship,” she insists, adding that she prefers that men act like “an alpha male” anyway.
During the 2016 election, 54 percent of women voted for Clinton compared to 42 percent for Trump. And while Trump won about 53 percent of white women voters — 90 percent of black women, by contrast, voted for Clinton — recent polls have shown that Democrats hold a 47 point advantage with college-educated women.
Lenore Kurek told the Guardian she believes Women for Trump can counteract what she perceives as the president’s misrepresentation by the media. “The biggest questions I get are [about Trump’s tweeting] and the way he says things, and I tell them: ‘You don’t have to date him, you don’t have to marry him, you just have to want to get the country going in the right direction,” she said.
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